MotoGP: Stoner Honda Top Valencia Test
Valencia MotoGP Test
The Repsol Honda Team wrapped up its 2010 MotoGP season with a positive second day of testing following the Grand Prix of Valencia.
Casey Stoner, who joins the Honda Team for 2011, finished the day with the fastest time to completes an impressive debut test for the 24-year-old Australian.
A lap of 1m 32.066s which was 0.113s quicker than Jorge Lorenzo was the quickest. Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso also made good progress today, with Pedrosa just 0.4s behind Stoner, and Dovizioso; who was suffering from a fever was 0.8s back.
It was a confident display from Stoner on only his second day aboard the Honda RC212V, made possible after Ducati graciously granted him permission to take part in this test.
The Australian 2007 MotoGP World Champion completed 63 laps of the Valencia circuit and also got his first taste of the 2011 prototype motorcycle, which is an evolution of the 2010 race bike.
Stoner finished the day impressed with the power delivery of the Honda RC212V racing motorcycle and declared himself confident there is more performance to come as he gains familiarity at the pre-season MotoGP tests beginning in February next year.
|Pos||Rider||Team||Fastest lap||Prev. Gap||Lead. Gap||Laps|
|1||Casey Stoner||Honda Racing||1:32.066||–||–||63|
|2||Jorge Lorenzo||Yamaha Factory Racing||1:32.179||+0.113||+0.113||30|
|3||Ben Spies||Yamaha Factory Racing||1:32.322||+0.143||+0.256||49|
|4||Marco Simoncelli||San Carlo Honda Gresini||1:32.450||+0.128||+0.384||63|
|5||Dani Pedrosa||Repsol Honda Team||1:32.497||+0.047||+0.431||48|
|6||Nicky Hayden||Ducati Team||1:32.583||+0.086||+0.517||91|
|7||Alvaro Bautista||Rizla Suzuki MotoGP||1:32.738||+0.155||+0.672||86|
|8||Randy De Puniet||Pramac Racing Team||1:32.836||+0.098||+0.770||73|
|9||Andrea Dovizioso||Repsol Honda Team||1:32.942||+0.106||+0.876||68|
|10||Hiroshi Aoyama||San Carlo Honda Gresini||1:33.105||+0.163||+1.039||83|
|11||Hector Barbera||Paginas Amarillas Aspar||1:33.168||+0.063||+1.102||100|
|12||Colin Edwards||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||1:33.325||+0.157||+1.259||34|
|13||Cal Crutchlow||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||1:33.483||+0.158||+1.417||74|
|14||Loris Capirossi||Pramac Racing Team||1:33.740||+0.257||+1.674||88|
|15||Valentino Rossi||Ducati Team||1:33.761||+0.021||+1.695||70|
|16||Karel Abraham||Cardion AB Motoracing||1:33.793||+0.032||+1.727||68|
|17||Toni Elias||LCR Honda MotoGP||1:34.800||+1.007||+2.734||8|